Malabar Grey Hornbill

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The Malabar Grey Hornbill is a hornbill that is endemic to the Western Ghats and associated hills of southern India. They have a large beak but lack the casque that is prominent in other species of hornbills. They are found mainly in dense forest and around rubber, arecanut or coffee plantations. They move around in small groups, feeding on figs and other forest fruits. Their loud cackling and laughing call makes them familiar to people living in the region.


Male Malabar Grey Hornbill, Manoli Dam
Male Malabar Grey Hornbill, Manoli Dam
Malabar Grey Hornbill, Timber Depot
Malabar Grey Hornbill, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Malabar Grey Hornbill tossing up, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

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